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Liddell Adresses Critics, Vows To Move On

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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell is fighting a battle of meaning in the public eye: can one punch change everything?



Liddell, 38, built his reputation giving and taking punches. From 2004 to 2006, he cleaned out the sport’s marquee division, collecting wins against stars like Randy Couture and Tito Ortiz, who, like him, built the foundation for the UFC’s explosion in popularity.



But a new guard has encroached upon Liddell’s legacy, and chinks have begun to appear in his armor. Spearheaded by the minds at Jackson’s Submission Academy in Albuquerque, N.M., Liddell has lost to three out of his last four opponents, and his light heavyweight title to Quinton Jackson at UFC 71.









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Post #1   11/5/08 8:19:31AM   

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I believe that Liddell is now at gate keeper status at best
approaching 40 I believe it is time to call it a carreer

Post #2   11/5/08 8:51:25AM   

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Posted by Focker101

I believe that Liddell is now at gate keeper status at best




I think it's a little premature to give this assessment.

Post #3   11/5/08 8:52:55AM   

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i dont think he will ever be a gatekeeper but he is on his way down

Post #4   11/5/08 9:04:16AM   

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One more loss, I don't think you will ever see Chucky talked about in the same sentence as LHW Title challenger.

Post #5   11/5/08 1:07:43PM   

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It's going to be hard for Chuck to get back to the top.
I mean the LHW division is so deep right now that it's hard to get a "pick me up fight" (as I like to call them).
I think Chuck should face Houston Alexander or Sokoudjo next.
Both would be solids fights and I believe Chuck has a very,very, good chance of winning both those bouts.

Post #6   11/5/08 2:19:39PM   

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I hate to say it, but I think chuck's on his way out, I think he might not even be top 10.

Post #7   11/5/08 3:35:29PM   

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You know there was this guy who got knocked out twice and left the sport for over a year came back and is now the oldest HW champ in MMA history who was that o Randy and now everyone says he is a MMA God. Who KO'ed him Chuck, I will say it right now I am a huge Chuck fan but I am a realistic fan. Everyone loses if they don't there not fighting anyone. If Chuck is done someone should tell Wandy to pack it up to and let Randy know to get out as well. Chuck has the tools to win he's not like Tito who is a one trick pony hell Chuck could move up to HW and get that belt, he hits like a HW and would be faster then the HW the only guy who might get him down would be Brock. All I am saying is don't count him out.

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i agree he may never be champ again but hes still got life left in him and no matter what when he fights it will seel becouse of the KO factor both by him or for huim

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Posted by Rush


Posted by Focker101

I believe that Liddell is now at gate keeper status at best




I think it's a little premature to give this assessment.



for sure premature. Chuck has a bit of diesel left.

Post #10   11/6/08 2:10:07AM